About

LShift is an independent software development company, founded 2000 in Shoreditch, London, long before Silicon Roundabout or Tech City had even been imagined. Founded by developers and designed to provide the conditions in which the best levels of technical services can be offered to clients, our model has proven successful again and again in the many long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients.

Development

We do not focus on any particular ‘preferred’ technologies—whether operating systems, databases, or development languages and environments. We do not routinely resell the same technologies to each client, although we have been spending quite a bit of time using messaging-related technologies at present. Our general experience allows us to recommend solutions uniquely tailored to address your business issues.

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Join Us

Fantastic opportunities are available for skilled Software Engineers to join LShift in Berlin. Be a part of the most interesting technical team around!

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Swarming Spark

James Uther wrote “Spark is a useful bunch of stuff for processing large amounts of data, offering a friendly and fast functional interface over map-reduce on a cluster of machines, with some extra bits like cacheable datasets. It’s relatively easy to get running too (although with a list of gotchas), with scripts to start a stand-alone cluster on… ”

RabbitMQ Consulting

LShift offers bespoke consulting for clients using RabbitMQ for the first time, or with large or complex use cases. We were the original authors of RabbitMQ so we have a good understanding of the best way to employ it, as well as, for that matter, any messaging or integration technology.

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Graduates and Interns

We welcome fresh blood and applications from students, or those newly qualified. Lack of experience can be accommodated (and fixed) for those with the right skills and aptitude.

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Source-oriented Exchanges

Alex Thomas wrote “Since the dawn of time in EAI, designers of messaging systems have encouraged an arrangement of queues or topics that is primarily content-oriented. Meanwhile, most real EAI contexts are susceptible to problems arising from different but related messages being processed in the wrong order. A content-oriented topology ignores this and even exacerbates it. Is a practice established over decades actually more of an anti-pattern? ”

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Making Celery play nice with RabbitMQ (and Bigwig)

Yong Wen Chua wrote “Celery is a Python library that implements a task queue with scheduling backed by various “brokers”, including RabbitMQ which is used by default. Celery is supposed to be a simple solution to abstract away the details of the brokers backing the task queue, and for many small applications, this works fine. When your application grows… ”

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SimpleGifts say thanks

LShift was very pleased to receive this as a result of a donation we made to SimpleGifts. The donation will be used to buy video equipment that will help them promote their work of building community links in London’s Tower Hamlets. SimpleGifts run multiple day and after-school programs and lunch clubs for seniors.

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Je suis ein Berliner

Today sees the creation of the LShift office in Berlin. LShift Services GmbH will be providing software development and consulting services to companies in Germany and the rest of mainland Europe.

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CAN launched

LShift have written a software platform for The Cartesius Advisory Network (CAN), a new international advisory business that launched this week.